Travis M. Adams advises and represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters arising under both state and federal laws.

Prior to joining Littler, Travis served as a deputy public defender for Santa Clara County, where he represented thousands of indigent clients accused of misdemeanor crimes, including domestic violence, narcotics, battery, theft, drunk driving, and other general offenses. The scope of his representation spanned from arraignment to jury trial. He submitted five trials to verdict. Travis has extensive law and motion practice, having drafted and successfully argued numerous motions, including motions to suppress evidence, motions to dismiss complaints for a violation of speedy trial rights, motions to compel evidence, motions to compel disclosure of law enforcement personnel records, motions to terminate probation, and motions for record clearance. Additionally, his practice involved consulting with the office’s in-house legal counsel to advise clients of a crime’s collateral consequences and to obtain immigration safe dispositions.

Travis previously worked as an associate for an attorney who accepted representation of indigent clients accused of homicide, via the Santa Clara County Independent Defense Counsel Office. In this position, he contributed to motions that resulted in a no holding order during a preliminary examination for a fourteen year old juvenile defendant charged as an adult for the crime of murder. During this time, he also worked as a solo practitioner, representing indigent clients accused of general misdemeanor offenses.

In law school, he externed at the Supreme Court of California for the Criminal Central Staff, where he evaluated petitions for review and drafted internal memoranda specifying the recommended action.


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., Santa Clara University, 2011cum laude

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